Tasting Notes: Red color with violet hues, refers to the sweetness of dark fruit with refined elegance. Intense and rich on the nose, it is both concentrated and harmonious: flowers and fruits give way to hay, tobacco, and spices. Bright summer berries on the palate with graphite veins lead to the discovery of a series of sensations.
Notes: G.D. Vajra is one of the most legendary producers in Piedmont, Italy. The "Rosso" is their entry-level blend meant to be enjoyed young, on a weeknight, with good food, family, and friends. It doesn't need the same kind of aging that their more prestigious Barolo wines do. Never mind the distinction, though.
The Domain: The Vajra family has farmed Bricco Delle Viole, the highest cru in Comune di Barolo, since the 1880s. At the young age of fifteen, Aldo Vajra embraced the dream to revive his family legacy. Displaying a vision and commitment belying his young age he took over the estate in 1968, turning a new page.
Aldo soon acquired the first organic certification of the region (1971), created private biotype selections (selezioni massali) of Nebbiolo and Dolcetto, pioneered the renaissance of Freisa, a noble yet forgotten local grape (1980) and the cultivation of Rhine Riesling in Piemonte (1985).
Today, the Vajra family continues the vineyard research focusing on the influence of soil and climate change. The winery is trail-blazing the rediscovery of Chiaretto di Nebbiolo and the wines of the 17th century – long before Barolo was created - through two limited-production wines: “N.S. della Neve” (a champagne-method rosé nature) and “Claré JC”, a partial whole-cluster fermentation of pure Nebbiolo.
High elevation vineyards are a unique factor to the Vajra wines, for their ability to express finesse and remarkable complexity overpower.
Attention to details and humility towards nature, uncompromised efforts, and humanity: so are Aldo and Milena, now joined by their energetic children Giuseppe, Francesca, and Isidoro, and by an amazing team of young professionals, in their quest for an authentic expression of their land into the wines. G.D. Vajra is an independent winery, entirely family-owned.